Page MenuHomePhabricator

Bot app continuing to run despite bot being stopped
Closed, DeclinedPublic


On English Wikipedia, the bot run status was changed to disabled after a bug report (T291704). However, the OAuth app IABotManagementConsole continued to run on English Wikipedia, resulting in continued errors, eg . By default if the bot is disabled the app should also be disabled to avoid situations like this.

Event Timeline

The user assumes responsibility for the edit and it is on them to ensure it is error free.

As a workaround until the bot is fixed, i have written a wee script to add dashes to cite parameters:

Using the script before invoking IAbot will avoid the duplication caused by this big.

Nikkimaria was aware of this workaround, since i had notified them of it 5 hours before they posted here: see the discussion at

It's a pity that prefers to try to deny editors the ability to use this bot